Comment: Human infallibility is a given.

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Human infallibility is a given.

No one claimed perfection - only a comparison of two governmental mindsets - one of 1776 and the other of 2013. I'll take 1776- you can have today.

The Constitution simply needs to be upheld - as written - to provide equal freedoms for all (which ended slavery) - not blatantly ignored as it is today.
Which is my point exactly - follow the Constitution and all will probably go well.

Perhaps our current government mindset could rewrite our Constitution more to your liking? God forbid.